Over the last two years, the Aspen Global leadership Network has been in a reflective mode. In 2017, the Aspen Action Forumwas convened under the theme; The Great Re-Set, provoked by events of the time, particularly in the United States with the election of Donald Trump as president.
With everything else that was happening around the world, including rise in emergence of far right groups, some getting into mainstream politics and winning seats in parliament, the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, it seemed that the world’s moral centre was failing.
In march 2018, under the theme “The Great Africa Re-Set”,the wider ALI Network convened in Cape Town to consider what was happening in the world, and how best to position leaders in the network to react in considering ways to manage the turbulent times the world was going through.
The consensus outlined in a strategic vision, which was adopted with much enthusiasm, was that if there ever was a time for courageous leadership, it was now. The outcome from the Great Africa Resetdialogue, was a clear set of tools and ideas agreed on as leadership actions to revitalize the ALI Network for greater impact.
Inspired by the 2018 Action Forum Theme; Fearless Leadership,six ALI East Africa Fellows tapped into the momentum from Cape Town, and convened in Dar –es-Salaam a few weeks later, to agree on strategic actions in a working meeting chaired by Founder & Chairman Ali Mufuruki. The meeting concluded with enthusiasm to build on the momentum, and reaffirmed resolutions from Cape Town with a commitment to agree on a strategic guide for ALI East Africa over the next ten to fifteen years.
ALI Leadership Summit 2018
Under the theme Accelerating the Momentum,Fellows and partners of the ALI East Africa Foundation, will convene to adopt a strategic plan, reflect on personal leadership journeys, recommit to action towards building good societies, and keeping focus on living “good lives”. The Summit shall convent from 15th– 18thNovember 2018.
The ALI Leadership Summit shall include in its programming classic Aspen seminar sessions, reconnect with larger ALI East Africa network and engage in a visioning sessions to concretize a way forward for the next network.